She was just 13 when she got a job singing weekends at Mingles, one of the premier clubs in Kingston. When her parents objected, Diana ran away from home. "I didn't even know where I was going," she says. "I took a bus, and I ended up in Ocho Rios. And I saw somebody I knew there. He was in a band at a hotel, and he said, 'You know, they've been looking for a female singer .' And that night I went there and sang, and they just loved it. And that's how I got started on the north coast. I was lucky, because a lot of things could happen to a person my age, not knowing where I'm going to sleep. But they didn't know I was so young, because I looked mature.
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